SE Uplift News Archive

82nd Avenue Community Forum

Central Northeast Neighbors and SE Uplift neighborhood coalitions will host an 82nd Avenue Community Forum on Saturday, May 4 at 10am-1pm in the cafeteria at Madison High School (2735 NE 82nd Ave.). The forum will bring together residents, businesses, institutions, community groups, and policymakers to discuss ongoing efforts to improve livability along the 82nd Avenue corridor.

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Be Prepared!

Southeast Uplift now has disaster preparedness kits! The items are for, and are part of the preparedness website and program. PREP means Planning for Resilience & Emergency Preparedness and provides practical information for families, households, and neighbors for any emergency, from storms to power outages to earthquakes.

In addition to the kits, we also have DVD’s available for check-out. We have a total of 6 DVD’s that are available exclusively for our Neighborhood Associations, and can be checked out by contacting Jay Derderian, SE Uplift's Administrative Assistant, at 503-232-0010 or

The Language Garden Tile Mural

The Language Garden Tile Mural will display hundreds of handmade clay tiles in a mosaic of languages, colors, textures, and shapes.  Forms of nature will interplay with the home-languages of our student population in a fantastic garden mural covering the northwest exterior corner wall overlooking the playground.

Get your 2013 Historic Sellwood-Moreland Calendar now!

The Sellwood-Moreland History Committee and SMILE are now selling their historic 2013 calendars.

A New Vision for Southeast Foster Road

by Bob Kellett
Neighborhood Planning Program Manager

Standing on the corner of Southeast Foster Road and 72nd Avenue, you can feel a steady breeze as cars pass by, many exceeding the posted speed limit of 35mph. A middle school age child dashes across the street on his way back from a convenience store. A speeding car screeches its brakes at the last minute and avoids hitting the boy. This scene plays out every day on Southeast Foster Road.

Unfortunately, all too often the ending is not so innocent. For more than a decade, crash data has identified Southeast Foster Road as having one of the city’s highest incidences of traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities.

Coalition Spotlight: On-the-Move

As Molly Mayo, a special education teacher, reflected on her classroom she could not help but wonder if there was a better way to serve people with diagnosed disabilities. Working as the Assistant Director for the Mount Hood Kiwanis Camp and as a special education teacher with Portland Public Schools, the disparities in the two systems were glaring. Read the full article here....

The 10th Annual Regional Livability Summit

The State of Equity: Process, Progress & Promise
in the Portland-Vancouver Region

Friday, October 12th, 2012
Portland State University


International Walk+Bike to School Day: October 3rd!

On the first Wednesday of October, families all around the world will walk and bike to school in support of walkable communities and safe, accessible routes to school. Join us this year and walk or bike with your child to school on Wednesday, October 3rd.

Walk+Bike to School events are a way for communities to build support and enthusiasm for walking and biking to school, promote the benefits of active transportation as physical activity, bring visibility to safety and environmental concerns, and highlight the connections between school and community.

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South Tabor Logo Contest!

Deadline is Halloween: October 31st

September Land Use Newsletter

The September Land Use and Transportation Committee meeting is on Monday, September 17th from 7-9 PM at SE Uplift, 3534 SE Main Street, Portland OR